Srinagar: During the last nearly two months 36 juvenils in conflict with the law were detained in the Observation Home in Srinagar. Out of these 21 juveniles have already been bailed out while as 15 are still facing enquiry.
This has been revealed in a communication by the Mission Director, J&K State Child Protection Society addressed to the Juvenile Justice Committee of the State High Court.
“As intimated by the Superintendent Observation Home, Harwan and Superintendent, Observation Home, R.S. Pura, 46 Juveniles weredetained from August 5th to September 24 in Juvenile homes at Srinagar and Jammu”, Mir Tariq Ali, Mission Director, J&K State Child Protection Society has revealed i his communication addressed the four-judge Juvenile Justice Committee of the J&K High Court.
While giving further breakup , the concerned director has stated that out of 36 juveniles who were detained at the Harwan Observation home during the period from August 5 to September 23, 21 juveniles have already been bailed out by the courts, whereas enquiries are still going on with regard to the remaining 15 juveniles detained there.
Similarly at the Observation Home, R.S. Pura Jammu, 10 juveniles in conflict with the law were received, out of whom 6 have been bailed out, whereas enquiry is going on with regard to the remaining 4, the communication further revealed.
From the individual details of these juveniles, who were detained at Srinagar Observation Home, most of them have been brought there after being referred by the concerned Juvenile Justice Boards, where their cases are being heard and tried. The age of the juveniles who were detained at Srinagar home ranges from as low as 12 years to 17 years.
While furnishing details of the children detained in Kashmir since August 5, the Juvenile Justice Committee of the J&K High Court in its report had said that as many as 144 Juveniles were arrested during nearly the past two months in Kashmir. However in the list provided by the Committee, there is no information about child detentions from police districts of Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara.